It is a North London race for Real Madrid’s fringe forward Alvaro Morata as reports have it that Arsenal and Tottenham are both in the hunt for the youngster but according to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal hold the ace. The Spain under-21 international has been heavily linked with both Arsenal and Spurs since the summer, and the report claims Tottenham have asked Real Madrid about his availability heading into the January window.
Any deal would only be on loan as the Spanish giants rate the 21-year-old forward highly and are keen to keep him at the club. But he’s struggling for first-team action this season – he’s made just one start in La Liga – and Real Madrid feel he would benefit from minutes in the Premier League.
Tottenham tried to include Morata in the Gareth Bale transfer over the summer according to reports, but Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti was reluctant to let the forward leave permanently. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has subsequently been linked, with the Gunners looking to add to their attacking options next month.
Do you blame him for wanting Arsenal? The Gunners look like the team on the rise while Tottenham are struggling besides the chances of a regular football is brighter at Arsenal than at Spurs. At the Emirates, there is only Giroud as the recognized centre forward but at White Hart Lane, there is Soldado, Defoe, Adebayor and record buy Erik Lamela. With Soldado playing owing to the fact that he was a big money acquisition from Valencia and Adebayor rediscovering his form, Morata will find it hard to break into the first team more regularly.